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7 in 7: Playwrights, bronc riders, music lovers all up this week

Readers shop for interesting books or potential gifts for others at the 2018 Friends of the Prescott Valley Public Library used book sale this past year. This year’s sale takes place Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4-5. (Sue Tone/Prescott News Network)

Readers shop for interesting books or potential gifts for others at the 2018 Friends of the Prescott Valley Public Library used book sale this past year. This year’s sale takes place Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4-5. (Sue Tone/Prescott News Network)

Runners have an opportunity to work their lungs this Saturday with the Run for the Hill of It, up Glassford Hill Summit Trail, with an elevation gain of nearly 1,000 feet covering 4.6 miles.

For the less active, the Prescott Chorale offers a delightful season-opening concert, A Symphony of Voices, inspired by Igor Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms. Theater buffs can pick between three dates and times for staged readings from women playwrights.

The Daily Courier offers a “7 in 7” look ahead, printed each Wednesday, of seven events happening around the Quad Cities occurring over the next seven days. Here are several events to enjoy and learn from this week.

No. 1: Yavapai College Fitness Center and Pool welcomes first-time visitors to experience the pool and fitness center free Oct. 1-7. Fitness Center users will find the latest workout machines, cardio equipment and free weights. The pool offers open swim hours six days a week, as well as a variety of aqua fitness classes. Daily, monthly and yearlong passes are available for both facilities.

For more information, visit yc.edu/hper.

No. 2: Little Black Dress, Ink brings staged readings by the Swimming with Giants winner’s circle of women playwrights for three stagings in Prescott: 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, and 2 p.m. Saturday. Oct. 5, at the First Congregational Church, 216 E. Gurley St.; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. There is some mature language.Donations accepted at the door to fund an art scholarship. For more information, call 928-708-9508.

No. 3: PRCA Ram Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo takes place over two days, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, and two performances on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 1:30 and 7 p.m. at Findlay Toyota Center, Prescott Valley. The rodeo includes saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, bareback riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling, team roping and bull riding. Tickets available through Ticketmaster.com or at the arena box office.

No. 4: A Symphony of Voices, a concert inspired by Igor Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms is offered by the Prescott Chorale at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5, with a pre-concert talk at 2 p.m., at the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 2000 Shepards Lane (near the airport).

The orchestration is lush, the music challenging and the experience transcendent. “It is a powerful and truly unique setting of several Psalms in three parts, written in 1930 for the 50th anniversary of the Boston Symphony,” said Dennis Houser, artistic director.

The second half includes excerpts from the Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52 and Op. 65 (Neue Liebeslieder) by Johannes Brahms. Tickets are $21 adult in advance, $22 at the door; $6 youth ages 12-18; 11 and younger free.

No. 5: Car Cruise-In and Indoor Garage Sale at Arizona Downs takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, 10501 E. Highway 89A. Everything old is new again with vintage cars, street rods, trucks, muscle cars and rat rods. Attendees can vote for in the People’s Choice Awards.

Enjoy the $5 hot dog and root beer float special, and scout out treasures. A deli, full bar and music will be available throughout the day. For more information, or to reserve a $10 space for the sale, visit ArizonaDowns.com. There is no entry fee for the Car Cruise-In.

No. 6: Run for the Hill of It, a fun event that traverses the Glassford Hill Summit Trail on a 4.6-mile round trip course with an elevation gain of 943 feet that starts and finishes at the base of Glassford Hill along Castle Drive on Saturday, Oct. 5. Two water/first aid stations are located along the course.

This is a fun run, participants are encouraged to go at their own pace and enjoy the event.

Entry fee includes a t-shirt and snacks. Registration on the day of event begins at 6 a.m.; first wave starts at 7:15 a.m. $20 adults ages 16 and older; $15 for youth. Dogs are not permitted on the trail during the event.

No. 7: Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale at the Prescott Valley Public Library takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, and 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. This is a great opportunity to add to collections of books, puzzles, CDs, DVDs and books on tape.

Fiction books will be on sale on the main floor, nonfiction is in the third floor Crystal Room. Thousands of books sell for $1 for hardbacks and 50 cents for paperbacks, and there will be a silent auction of items. For more information, call 928-759-3040.

Want to let readers know of an upcoming event to spotlight in The Daily Courier’s “7 in 7” series? Email information to jwheeler@prescottaz.com.

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